Genetics and Paleoanthropology

  title={Genetics and Paleoanthropology},
  author={J. Marks},
The training and the nature of their data often lead geneticists and paleontologists to conceptualize evolution in different ways. This chapter looks at two basic evolutionary concepts – adaptation and phylogeny – and shows how scholars trained in those fields have utilized them differently. As the works of genetics and paleontology converge, notably with ancient DNA studies, we also find new complexities in homology, relatedness, and speciation.